Featured on Episode 45.
Tony Panou, aka The Fisherman, is a one-man band hailing from the shores of Greece. Though jumping between the microphone, guitar, piano, bass, mouth harp and mixing station, somehow The Fisherman still manages to keep a positive take on his music, creating something of a 60's rock/pop fusion sound. His music is an easy listen with smooth work on all instrumental fronts, from psych rock to pop and instrumental pieces.
Featured on WeeklyPodcast’s 45th Episode, The Fisherman presents an optimistic, Beatles-esque track with Drawing Suns. For all those 60’s rock/pop fans who've tucked away the flower pins, cut their shaggy hairdos and thought the glory days were long since over, The Fisherman begs to differ. From the intro to the breaks, this song is reminiscent of all things Love Generation, promoting a similar message as well. Aiming to cast aside all things dark and dismal, Drawing Suns (on a cloudy day) has a clear message of positivity.
It may be a sort of ‘blast from the past’ type tune, but it’s certainly an original composition with catchy hooks and elements of everything fun. Drawing Suns will either prove to be just the fresh, new song and sound you've been looking for - a nice break from this modern wave of pessimism - or it will be the bane of your Weekly Podcast existence, most likely for those who've been marinating in pessimism and the modern sound too long.
Check out any of The Fisherman’s tracks though, and a solid pattern emerges. Even his negatively-titled songs like Lonely Summer Day and Girl of My Nightmares turn out to be not so lonely or nightmareish. They all take on a positive tone and with words or without, ride the musical high road with the listener happily tapping along. Perhaps it’s through his music that The Fisherman is finding (or creating) all his optimism, in both a country and world of economic and social woe. Whatever it is, a special thanks to The Fisherman for creating some tracks that can sustain those in a positive frame of mind, and help lift those feeling low out of their holes.